Saturday, April 02, 2016

Spaghetti Primavera

This is a dairy free version of Spaghetti Primavera. The secret? The cashews that make the sauce so creamy and smooth. I hope you enjoy it.

1 lb. firm tofu, cut into 2" x 1/8" pieces
3 - 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 cups broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups peas (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup raw cashews
2 cups water
1/4 cup unbleached flour (or gluten free alternative)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion npowder
1 tsp. salt

Spaghetti noodles, cooked

Marinate the tofu pieces for 2 hours in mixture of soy sauce and oil. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the marinated tofu pieces lightly in the leftover marinade, adding more oil as necessary to keep from sticking. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, heat a small amount of oil. Add onions and mushrooms and saute' untl onions are soft and mushrooms are browned. Add broccoli and peas with a small amount of water to keep from sticking and steam until almost tender.

While vegetables are cooking, combine 1/2 cup cashews and 1 cup water in blender. Blend thoroughly until very smooth. Add remaining water and other ingredients and blend to mix.

Add blended sauce and cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring often. Stir in tofu pieces and serve hot over spaghetti noodles (or zucchini noodles).

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